Monday, November 23, 2009

Bishops and Politics

Not to make this a blog solely dedicated to health care, but...

This piece on Politico provides a nice, relatively unbiased account of Bishop's lobbying in the debate over health care.

Although it refuses to call out Rep. Kennedy as acting contrary to his religion as the reason for Bishop Tobin denying communion to him, the article is a nice overview. It highlights the Catholic Church's advocacy for withholding federal funding of abortions, support for a conscience clause, and appeal for coverage for all - legally and illegally - within the United States.

The Catholic Church is also highlighted as one of the largest providers of health care in the country right now - an important fact that should be remembered by Congress as they seek to reshape the country.

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